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Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute discover a therapeutic strategy for "misfolding diseases" analogous to Alzheimer's disease

...berrant shape changes, preventing them. "I'm very excited about pursuing these potential therapeutic opportunities," says Kelly. Amyloid-forming diseases like FAP are generally characterized by the formation of microscopic fibrils made up of hundreds of misfolded proteins that cluster together and deposit ...

New family of 10 cancer related genes discovered by NCI, University of Texas and M.D. Anderson researchers; licensed by Introgen

...he next step by assigning function to them. We are excited to work with these particular genes because loss of this region is the earliest known genetic abnormality that occurs in the development of lung cancer, suggesting that these genes may be important gatekeepers in preventing the formation of cancer. T...

Is there a protective gene against alcoholism?

... diseases. Both cautioned against becoming overly excited about a protective gene until additional studies are carried out. The role of neuropeptide Y in alcohol self-administration behavior and alcoholism is far from clear, said Kiianmaa. The results obtained from different types of studies, including the...

NASA unveils spectacular suite of new global data products

...and Ocean. Atmosphere Group Leader Michael King is excited by what he sees in the MODIS data. "We now have the ability to track and characterize aerosol optical properties over land and ocean, globally," he said. "And we have an unprecedented ability to separate small particles that result from human activit...

UI researchers and colleagues identify genetic changes in bacterial biofilms

... biofilms. Greenberg and his team are particularly excited about some of these genes as potential resistance ...ed antimicrobials," Greenberg said. "We are really excited that maybe this protein has something to do with increased antibiotic resistance in biofilms." Green...

Palatin Technologies' PT-141 increases sexual behavior in female animals

...esearch & Development of Palatin said, We are very excited about these results, which, in combination with the positive safety results from our Phase 1 clinical study in men, provide the basis for advancing this investigational drug into Phase 2 efficacy trials in women with Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) e...

University of Pennsylvania announces largest-ever U.S. purchase of wind energy

...d Energy Week" for the week of Oct. 22. "Were very excited to be part of a clean energy future for Pennsylvania and the nation," said Barry Hilts, Penns associate vice president of facilities. Penn, Philadelphia Suburban Water, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University and Giant Eagle Inc., have s...

Hunter biology professor Marie T. Filbin named co-recipient of 2001 Ameritec Prize for paralysis research

... administrator of the Ameritec Prize. "We're quite excited about this finding, which potentially opens a new line of investigation and could ultimately lead to novel therapies for those with spinal cord injuries." Professor Filbin was born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. She received her Ph.D. from the Univer...

Scientists succeed at first-ever attempt to sequence DNA at sea

...hotos, video clips, and daily updates. We are excited to be carrying out this new phase of theresearch, which takes the work weve done in previous years tothe next level, said Cary. It will allow us to betterunderstand the amazing ecosystem that exists in these vents andhow these organisms, which thriv...

High school teacher explores South Pole

...Experiencing Antarctica and the Artic. "We're very excited to be taking Marietta with us to Antarctica," said Mahlon C."Chuck" Kennicutt II, who heads Texas A&M's Geochemical and EnvironmentalResearch Group (GERG), which journeys to the region to conduct research eachyear. "She spent a week here in College ...

Cyclin B1 identified as a new tumor antigen and candidate for the development of a cancer vaccine

...ersity of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. We are very excited about this discovery. Identifying new tumor antigens that elicit strong responses by the immune system is imperative for the success of tumor-specific immunotherapy, said Dr. Finn. If we can use a patients own immune system to recognize and attack ex...

Conservation International and Starbucks announce new coffee sourcing guidelines

...ding prices paid to their suppliers. Starbucks is excited about the opportunity to work with producers and exporters to create a healthier coffee market environment, said Mary Williams, senior vice president, Coffee for Starbucks. By establishing alliances with sustainability advocates, we will be able to e...

Study helps identify key step in simple motor learning

Neuroscientist David Linden, Ph.D., is excited about his latest research findings, even though the experiments' results echo his four-year-old son's tendency to answer questions with a resounding "No, no, no." But in science, sometimes figuring out what isn't happening can be very telling, says ...

New generation of leaders in cancer research honored

...nd malignant transformation. The committee is very excited about honoring their work because they represent a new generation of leaders in cancer research." Titia de Lange, a professor at Rockefeller University who just turned 46, is being honored for her discoveries of proteins that bind telomeres, the sect...

The Scientist and BioMed Central come together to publish high-impact magazine

... of the Current Science Group, said: "We are very excited by the opportunities offered by this partnership. The Scientist is already one of the widest read magazines among life science researchers, and the changing environment they work in deserves a magazine that reflects their unique needs and interests. ...

New clues to how RNA exits the nucleus

...he more Ive learned about these peptides, the more excited Ive become, because they have the promise of being incredibly useful, said Moore, who authored a Perspective article in Science with HHMI investigator Michael Rosbash , also at Brandeis. Moore said that the cell-penetrating peptides could prove impo...

Illuminating how plants adapt to light

... from the chromophore domain, which is where it is excited by light, to the output to a metabolic pathway, said Chory. The analyses showed that the mutation affected neither the light-sensing nor the enzymatic domains of the protein, but rather a hinge region that linked the two. To confirm whether this hing...

Both shape and size matter in tiny world of nanoparticles

...ons to successfully model these properties and are excited about the prospects for using theory to guide the design of these novel nanomaterials for applications not only in detection but also in optics and electronics. In nanotechnology, researchers are not proficient at making controlled shapes of material...

New research on safety of intracoronary delivery of adenovector reported in cover story of Molecular Therapy

...ble angina due to coronary artery disease. We are excited about these new studies, which further support the growing body of knowledge regarding the safety profile of adenoviral vectors for cardiovascular gene therapy, and we are pleased with the clinical progression of GENERX. GENERX, a non-surgical angio...

Virginia Tech researchers join NSF Arabidopsis 2010 Project; may help produce plants that defend themselves without pesticides

...d stocks or for the production of alcohol. "NSF is excited to begin this important endeavor of understanding the functions of each gene in Arabidopsis," said NSF director Rita Colwell. "While the task is daunting, it is also essential to this growing area of biotechnology research and its many applications....

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